Global LGBTIs continue to face mortal danger, harassment & exclusion

Global LGBTIs continue to face mortal danger, harassment & exclusion

IRIN – UN Humanitarian News & Analysis – WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Unaddressed protection needs, rigid systems and research gaps imperil lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in humanitarian emergencies. While the experiences of sexual and gender minorities during disasters and conflicts are drawing increased attention from some responders, […]

Wikipedia holds Edit-a-thon for National Women in Engineering Day

Wikipedia holds Edit-a-thon for National Women in Engineering Day

Alice Bell for Open Democracy 50.50  – WNN Improve It (WNN) UNITED KINGDOM, NORTHERN EUROPE: A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for National Women in Engineering Day addresses both the under representation of female editors of Wikipedia and the under representation of women in science and engineering.  Today, to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day, the Royal Academy […]

Abuse of older women accused of witchcraft

Abuse of older women accused of witchcraft

WNN Improve It (WNN) United Nations,  New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Did you know violence and abuse against elderly women, the worlds fastest growing demographic group, range from sexual violence, property grabbing, financial abuse and increasingly, extreme violence against older women accused of witchcraft? Throughout history, women described as witches have been persecuted, tortured and […]

Lack of sustainable engergy is harder on women

Lack of sustainable engergy is harder on women

Lisa Anderson for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Improve It (WNN/TRF) New York, UNITED STATES, NORTHERN AMERICA: More than 2 billion people in the world have limited or no access to electricity. Nearly 3 billion still cook over fires, and more than 4 million die each year due to indoor pollution generated by lack of […]

When a woman talks peace in South Sudan we must listen

When a woman talks peace in South Sudan we must listen

WNN Improve It (WNN) Juba, SOUTH SUDAN, EASTERN AFRICA: Seeing the critical impacts of conflict ‘up-close’ Ms. Norah Zangabeyo from the South Sudan Women Leaders for Peace has been talking with strength about how peace is the most important issue facing South Sudanese women and their families today. “Peace means for women to develop, to bring up […]

Dangers for girls without basic sanitation

Dangers for girls without basic sanitation

Barbara Frost, Winnie Byanyima, Corinne Woods and Nick Alipui for Guardian – WNN Improve It (WNN/GDN) London,UNITED KINGDOM, NORTHERN EUROPE: Two teenage girls have been gang-raped and killed after doing what half a billion women and girls are forced to do every day – go outdoors to try to find somewhere discreet to go to […]

Global Voice of Women's Rights and Gender Equality in 2014

Global Voice of Women's Rights and Gender Equality in 2014

Guardian Development Network – WNN Improve It (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTHERN AFRICA: Over the past few decades, the often tireless work of the women’s movement around the world has brought positive change. There has been a growing recognition that countries cannot thrive if half the population is left out of education and work, or not […]

Canada vows improved investigations for missing and murdered indigenous women

Canada vows improved investigations for missing and murdered indigenous women

Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Improve It (WNN/TRF) Ottawa, CANADA,NORTHERN AMERICA: Canadian police said Friday new research into a high number of murdered and missing aboriginal women would lead to more resources being dedicated toward high-risk native communities and would improve investigations of missing persons cases. The report by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) […]

Qatar recognizes need for reform under domestic workers rights

Qatar recognizes need for reform under domestic workers rights

Nicholas McGheehan for Guardian Development Network –  WNN Improve It (WNN/GN/GDN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: A long-awaited report has criticized Qatar’s controversial kafala system as “no longer the appropriate tool for the effective control of migration.” This negative assessment of the system, which binds workers to one employer, carries all the more weight because it is […]

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